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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hartlepool
Town
Hartlepool
County
Cleveland
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43276
Current location

High Battery
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
Cleveland
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 506 320
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
PLAQUE SET INTO A CARVED STONE ON LOW WALL
Inscription
THIS TABLET MARKS THE PLACE/ WHERE THE FIRST SHELL FROM THE/ LEADING GERMAN BATTLE CRUISER/ STRUCK AT 8:10 AM ON THE/ 16TH OF DECEMBER 1914/ AND ALSO RECORDS THE PLACE WHERE/ (DURING THE BOMBARDMENT)/ THE FIRST SOLDIER WAS KILLED/ ON BRITISH SOIL BY ENEMY ACTION/ IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ THIS MEMORIAL/ REPLACES AN EARLIER MEMORIAL/ PRESENTED BY/ JOHN SANDERSON ESQUIRE/ A NATIVE OF HARTLEPOOL
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth 150MM, height 395MM, width 750MM
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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